Immediately following their devastating attack on the Mohne Dam, the specially modified Lancasters of 617 Squadron successfully breach the second of Germany's mighty western dams - the Eder, on the night of the 16/17th May, 1943. After hitting the target with pinpoint precision, pilot Les Knight and Flight Engineer Ray Grayston battle with the controls of the Lancster AJ-N in order to clear the high ground beyond the dam as a torrent of water erupts into the valley below them; the wall of the Eder Dam is rent apart and collapses.
Flight Sergeant Ray Grayston RAF
After serving with 50 Squadron, Ray Grayston was posted to 617 Squadron in March 1943. He was to become Flight Engineer on Les Knight's Lancaster AJ-N, they attacked and successfully breached the Eder Dam. Ray was shot down in September 1943, captured and sent to Stalag Luft III as a POW.
Flight Sergeant Fred Sutherland RCAF
Canadian 'Doc' Sutherland was the front gunner on Les Knight's crew. Their Lancaster went to the Mohne Dam, and then successfully attacked the Eder Dam. Shot down four months later, he managed to evade capture and escape back to England with the help of the Resistance movements, returning through Holland, France and Spain.
Overall print size: 26 1/2" x 19 1/2" high.
Image size: 21 1/2" wide x 14" high.